Are You Tired of Wearing Dentures? Try Dental Implants

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Dental ImplantsDental implants are an ideal solution for anyone that is tired of dentures and ready to change their life. While most people do not consider the impact that tooth loss will have, teeth play an essential role in the ability to enjoy life without restrictions.  They make it possible to speak clearly, smile with confidence and eat all of your favorite foods.  This makes replacing teeth crucial for quality of life.  However, the way that you replace them also matters.  We treat a lot of patients that visit our office looking for an alternative to dentures because they are tired of dealing with their teeth feeling loose or uncomfortable.  For some people, the fear of their dentures coming loose is so high that they no longer dine out with friends or eat publicly.  This is a ridiculous way to live and you do not have to.  If you are in a situation where your dentures are impacting your daily decisions, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment to find out if implants are right for you.

The many benefits of dental implants

Appearance.  If you want replacement teeth that look like natural teeth, try implants.  To create your new teeth an impression will be made of your smile, measurements taken, and the shade documented using a shade card.  This allows the dental lab to create dental crowns (new teeth) that look completely natural and blend in with your surrounding ones. The results are so spectacular that even you will have a difficult time telling the difference between your natural teeth and implants.

Functionality.  For replacement teeth that function as well as natural teeth, you need dental implants.  The reason that they have the same functionality as natural teeth is that implants are surgically placed.  In this procedure, we implant a titanium post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone.  Titanium is a metal that the body treats like natural matter so over a few months, the implant and jawbone will fuse together through the process of osseointegration.  As a result, the implant will be as secure and sturdy as a natural tooth would be because the strength comes from the jaw itself.  Simultaneously, your implant will provide your jawbone with much-needed stimulation to prevent resorption. When it comes to quality of life, this process allows you to bite into a crunchy green apple, chew a big steak, and eat your favorite trail mix without worrying about your teeth.

Health.  Your oral health is improved by dental implants because an implant can work to stop or slow the process of resorption.  This means that your jawbone will not lose as much density after tooth loss which is important for preserving the stability of your other teeth and your appearance.

Ease of Use.  Taking care of implants is as easy as taking care of your natural teeth.  All you need to do is brush and floss like normal.  Use a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and visit our office for ongoing dental care to keep your teeth and implants in good condition.  It is that easy.